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Thursday, 18 March 2010

Survey reveals MPs demoralised by public scorn following expenses scandal


ONE in four MPs would not go into politics if they were starting their careers again, according to a new poll that lifts the lid on low morale at Westminster.
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More than 80% of those surveyed said they were now seen as “hate figures” by the public in the wake of the expenses scandal.
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Almost three-quarters (72%) said the General Election would do nothing to neutralise the impact of the expenses row on the public image of MPs, and the program reveals many politicians feel angry, powerless and overwhelmed by unrealistic demands from their constituents.
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There is also evidence that some MPs may be turning to the bottle to help deal with the stress of their position, with almost four in 10 saying that they “always” or “often” exceed the recommended weekly alcohol limit.
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However, 58% of those questioned said they got “a lot” of satisfaction from their work and 21% said they could not imagine being happier doing anything else – compared to 4% who reported feeling only “a little” and 17% “some” satisfaction.
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More than 140 MPs have announced that they are standing down at the coming election – a record in modern times.
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Many of them have been damaged by revelations about their expense claims, but others said they were simply no longer willing to put up with the public scorn that followed revelations of excessive allowances.
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More than half (51%) of the MPs questioned said that the media were “ruining politics.”
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is pretty obvious.
Their gold digging era is over.
The troughs are empty.
Their criminal scams have been exposed - thanks to the BNP and the Telegraph.
Their paedophilia pastimes are being exposed.
Playtime is over for these lowlifes.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Low life Scum.

Jail awaits you.

Samantha.

"Justice for Linda Lewis."